Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Chronicles 4:10 (KJV); And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
Jabez was born in sorrow. He cried out to God that He may bless him, enlarge his coast, and keep him from evil so that he may know no more sorrow. And God answered his prayer!
If Jabez was birthed in sorrow, your birth as a new creature came from an even deeper sorrow.
To have you, Jesus sweated blood. To have you, Jesus asked the Father if it was possible to take away the cup of suffering from Him. To have you, He was bruised, nailed to a cross and crucified. To have you, Jesus was mocked as being unable to save himself. To have you, He was devastated to think that the Father had abandoned Him.
And from His travail and sorrow, Jesus brought many sons to glory.
The scripture reveals that to do this, it was fitting that He, the captain of our salvation be made perfect through suffering (Hebrews 2:10).
He grafted you into a covenant that is built on BETTER PROMISES (Hebrews 8:6). He redeemed you from the hand of he that was MIGHTIER THAN YOU (Jeremiah 31:11) that you may constantly draw with joy from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3).
You are blessed.
Your tents are enlarged, evil is far from you and your portion is everlasting joy and not sorrow. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 8:9, 2 Corinthians 5:21
From His travail and sorrow, Jesus brought many sons to glory. He grafted you into a covenant that is built on BETTER PROMISES (Hebrews 8:6). He redeemed you from the hand of he that was MIGHTIER THAN YOU that you may constantly draw with joy from the wells of salvation
PRAYER: My God, I thank you for the sacrifice of Calvary. Every lash and nail was because you saw me and paid the price for my redemption.
You walked a mile in my shoes that I may know no sorrow or grief. Today, I draw with joy from the springs of salvation in the knowledge that you paid it all. Oh I am blessed! In Jesus’ name. Amen.